Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen

"Dimebag" Darrell Lance Abbott

I just found out about this neat little tid-bit abut Dimebag Darrell & Eddie Van Halen. Real cool, classy thing for uncle Eddie to do to honor Dime...

"Some months before his murder, Darrell had found out from one of his industry contacts that Eddie Van Halen and Charvel guitars were going to produce a limited-edition series of guitars bearing Van Halen's trademark tape-striping. Van Halen himself would be individually taping each guitar and they would also come with a picture of him doing so and a certificate of authenticity. According to Eddie, Darrell called him on the phone and asked if he could purchase one before they became available. Eddie replied that the next time he saw Darrell, he would have one of the guitars with him and would stripe it in Darrell's presence as a gift. Before they could meet again, Darrell was murdered. Eddie recounted this story when he spoke at Darrell's funeral, then, to the surprise of those in attendance, he brought out the black and yellow tape-striped guitar seen on the back cover of Van Halen II (which Darrell had said was his favorite guitar of Eddie's) and laid it in Darrell's casket to be buried with him. [this paragraph plagurized from]"

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1 comment:

BlackGiraffe said...

Ya man that shit truly made my eyes well when I first heard that story. To tell you the truth still makes me tear up now